As first reported earlier in the day by, UFC veteran Eddie Sanchez (12-3 MMA, 2-0 BFC) will be participating in the upcoming Bellator Season Three Heavyweight Tournament.  Although an opponent has yet to be determined, Eddie comes in as the fifth confirmed heavyweight for this eight man tournament.


28 year old Sanchez held a record of 3-3 during his time in the UFC before being cut following back to back losses to Justin McCully and Antonio Hardonk.  Since that time Eddie has been on a tear by going on a four fight winning streak and impressing MMA fans around the world with a 10 second knockout of Jay White inside of the Bellator cage.


Eddie had the following to say today in Bellator's press release:



I'm in a better place right now – mentally and physically – than I have been in years.  I feel like I'm in the best shape of my fighting career, and more than anything, my head is right. I belong here in this tournament with the rest of the top heavyweight talent Bellator has put together. I'm going to the finale and I'm going to win this tournament.



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